Monthly Archives: January 2010

McIntosh Hall

Also known as “Chattan” this university residence stretches the full length of Abbotsford Crescent. The original McIntosh Hall was acquired by the University in 1921 and subsequently extended. In other news: I spent a my lunch hour taking some more … Continue reading

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Hamilton Hall

Opening in 1895 this building was originally called the Grand Hotel. Commissioned by Thomas Hamilton allegedly after the Royal and Ancient Golf Club rejected his membership application. During the Second World War the Hotel was requisitioned by the Armed Forces … Continue reading

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Bow Butts

Bow Butts is an open piece of grassy parkland lying behind the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews. The name Bow Butts comes from the ancient requirement for all able bodied men to be able to bear arms … Continue reading

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Saint James'

Saint James Catholic Church, St Andrews. A few days ago I posted an HDR of the interior of this little church, thought I’d show you the outside too. See full size

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B&B Street

This is a shot looking up Murray Park in St Andrews. the buildings on it are almost exclusively used as Bed and Breakfast or small guest houses. If you are visiting St Andrews, especially to play golf, then its a … Continue reading

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Golf Place

Golf Place, St Andrews. This is the road that leads down to the Home of Golf, The Old Course. With Auchterlonies golf shop pretty much taking up the entire left side of the street. Opposite you have the Dunvegan and … Continue reading

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Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus

This is the Altar of St James’ catholic church in St Andrews. See it Large

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The Square Tower

Or St Rule’s tower to give it its proper name. The tower is part of the church that was built in 1127AD to hold the relics of Saint Andrew, Saint Rule (aka Saint Regulus) is said to have brought the … Continue reading

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Loudens Close

So much of early St Andrews survives but you have to explore the wynds and closes to find a lot of it. Loudens Close is one of the the best examples of an entrance shared by several houses; each had … Continue reading

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The Hotel in the Winter

The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, orginally built in 1968 this Hotel has become a landmark on the St Andrews Skyline. The hotel, built on the site of the switching yard of St Andrew’ now gone railway station, has … Continue reading

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